The next event is on November 4th at AT&T Park in SF. We will be discussing, Technology in Sports: From Fantasy to Reality
Sports play an important part in American culture and have increasingly become big business. In 2012, personal spending on spectator sports topped $25 billion dollars. Technology is playing a growing role in how sports are delivered and how fans interact with their favorite teams. We can see where each pitch has been thrown, whether tennis balls are in or out and how highly technical yachts make hairpin turns. And the way athletes are recruited and trained has also changed dramatically as new technologies have emerged. This panel, which includes leaders in the sports industry, will talk about how technology is affecting the world of sports and what we can expect next as we root for the home team.
- Paul Tagliabue, C’62, Former NFL Commissioner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University
- Chris Kelly, C’91, Owner, Sacramento Kings and former Chief Privacy Officer of Facebook
- Claude Ruibal, L’82, Global Head of Sports Content YouTube
- Maureen Rutter Brown, President GTA, C’81